Quality of Life in Sydney, Australia

Purchasing Power Index 100.85   High
Safety Index 65.48   High
Health Care Index 71.29   High
Climate Index 97.07   Very High
Cost of Living Index 74.33   High
Property Price to Income Ratio 17.75   Very High
Traffic Commute Time Index 47.26   High
Pollution Index 31.17   Low
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 164.37   Very High

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7 Comments so far
Sam on Mar 24, 2024:
The cost of living in Sydney has become unaffordable,even for above average income. The restrictions places on hospitality has cause a significant decrease in energy and people in the CBD and surrounding areas. It's a beautiful city with lovely yet not easy to access beaches where more people are concerned with affording the basics vs enjoying the beauty around them. Salaries don't support the cost of living, and there doesn't appear to be relief on the horizon.
Kevin on Apr 19, 2023:
Sorry to say... Sydney became extremely unaffordable, and i make above average.
Dev on Apr 21, 2021:
Sydney is quite convenient because of network of metro train and the train stations are very close to malls and shopping area of the suburbs.Suburbs are self contained such that you can get all amenities in the suburb itself.
Sydney CBD is very nice and beautiful with parks and many food options.
Nightlife is quite bad.maybe because of the gay culture..lot happens underground and lot of large drug busts happening regularly.
Weather is great and many nationalities can be seen.some suburbs are full of certain nationality..but not much of problems.
It is a pleasant place and generally lifes good
Anonymous on Apr 06, 2021:
My name is Mia Fai. I'm 12 years old and in grade 6- middle school. I was born in Australia.
Anonymous on Feb 21, 2021:
Some of my family live in Sydney, and we go there almost every year. It's always sunny and warm and the beaches are beautiful. My family members are always going out with friends and having a great time. I'm not sure what part of Sydney you guys have been too but where I go everyone is always friendly and kind and it is a great place to be.
Andy on Feb 04, 2021:
Can confirm, a lot of my white friends blame China for the COVID virus and ask me if Chinese eat dogs, even though I was born and raised in Sydney.

Media plays a part in the negative feelings towards Asian Australians.
Patty on Dec 19, 2020:
As someone from Europe don't expect Sydney to have what European cities have, deep culture. It just isn't there. They have some lovely beaches and the centre around the harbour bridge and "the rocks" area is nice but outside of the city centre are quite dull, boring and pretty soulless suburbs. Just houses and more houses with nowhere to go. I keep asking people what they do in the evenings and all they say is "stay home and drink". I'm so desperate to leave. Traffic and the amount of cars on the road (not to mention the driving) is pretty awful and dangerous. And i'm so freaked out at how people all stare at their mobile phones in a robotic way. I've never seen so many school kids all staring at their mobile phones while sitting next to each other, so sad. It's Christmas and there are almost no Christmas decorations around, just no atmosphere making it feel special. I could go on...

To balance it out i'll try and mention some positives...food in the cafes is generally good standard though can be expensive. The beaches are lovely although as I said getting to them through the traffic is not fun at all. All in all, I would prefer a smaller sized city in Australia like Perth (yes I said Perth) or Adelaide but realistically Australia feels like living at the end of the word and isn't well enough connected which again you really feel when talking to the people. Their lives seem to completely revolve around family because there is literally nothing else.